Yep, that was a punt.
Perhaps they realized that the situation is too fluid and uncertain to come out with a definitive plan that brings us to the post-Economic Crisis promised land. And they may be right in that regard. But I can’t help thinking that this is in some level a punt. Maybe they couldn’t actually come to an agreement on what to do. So they came forward with this.
I’ll be curious what others make of it.
Late Update: In some ways, I think the stalemate interpretation is the most optimistic one, since it suggests that coming up with a sensible plan is still a future option.
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